Shufeng Garden Hotel Chengdu
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Getting to Chengdu is one of those stories reserved for long nights drinking in a dark bar in the middle of nowhere. Not in a good way. Tired, dirty and hungry after a marathon 7 and 1/2 hour journey, the hotel we were supposed to stay in the blink and you miss it town of Gou er Gou got a last minute tour group - I don't really know how this was …
... city for the same reasons it was originally created
Evening was a wonderful meal of sweet & sour pork, Kung Po Chicken, lettuce w/fungus (not our lettuce but was green w/a melon texture & mushrooms), & celery w/ cashews. Delicious! Then it was off to the Sichuan Opera. What a hoot. The theater setting is in a beautiful park & is a traditional tea house complete w/massages & ear cleaning. The music is just a cacophony to most Western ears but some other ...
... I try. I Try to gain an understanding in hand gestures, broken languages and the reassuring gestures of a smile or a nod. This is China after all and not Vietnam where everything now seems to have been easy going.
Yesterday I walked for miles, taking in the sounds and sights of this new world around me. Towering skyscrapers, block after block of retail stores, sculptures and statues at every corner, ancient gates perched ...
Everything went smoothly today. I got up, took the #28 bus to the bus station and waited for Nikki (a student teacher at my school) to show up. Like most Chinese people, she showed up over 20 minutes late. You think I would learn that meeting at 8 am really means 8:30. I stood there and waited while person after person kept on trying to talk me into taking their bus, bike, van, or back to Leshan. I have gotten to where I stare blankly in front of me ...
... In fact, on the second day, hundreds of books from ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility